During a media conference call yesterday it was confirmed that there’s a significant financial penalty for Adrien Broner should he not make weight for his junior welterweight fight with Mikey Garcia next weekend. That penalty would be $500,000 should Broner weigh-in over 140lbs for the bout scheduled at The Barclays.
Broner, though, insisted that making weight will be no problem, saying that he’s already close to the target mark and that he could hit 140 today if he chose to do so.
"I feel great," Broner said. "I weighed in at 144 pounds this morning and I could make weight tomorrow if I wanted to.
"Now I've got a reason to make 140. Plus, I am not giving nobody a half-a-million dollars. But I'm just cruising, man. I'm just ready to put on a show.”
There are still those who doubt the condition Broner may be in even if he makes weight, considering that he hasn’t hit 140 in awhile, but by all accounts Broner has taken training camp extremely seriously and he looks to be in great shape. Fight night will tell the real story, though.
Broner and Garcia will meet next weekend in Brooklyn on a Showtime card scheduled to begin at 9pm ET. The televised portion of the card will feature two fights, with the opening act being a middleweight fight between Jermall Charlo and Jorge Heiland.